Chelsea transfers: PSG’s Laurent Blanc ‘loves’ Edinson Cavani
Chelsea transfers: Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc confirms the Ligue 1 winners want to sign Edinson Cavani
Laurent Blanc has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea target Edinson Cavani from Napoli.
The Uruguay international is currently being courted by a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid after his eye-catching from in Serie A.
The 26-year-old, who scored 28 top-flight goals last season, has a £54m release clause which the Naples outfit have set as the South American striker’s price tag.
And PSG’s new manager Blanc revealed the Ligue 1 champions are trying to sign the striker.
“I love Cavani, yes we are interested,” said Blanc.
The former France manager is also facing a fight to keep hold of his talismanic centre-half Thiago Silva, who has been linked with a switch to Barcelona.
But Blanc reckons PSG can fend off Barcelona’s interest in the Brazil international.
“My position is identical to that of President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi,” Blanc added.
“I had Thiago Silva on the phone yesterday [Tuesday] after and I can tell you that he feels Parisien now.”